Election Special

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2012
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  1. Aug 23, 2012
    4
    The man is blinded by party label. He may be right he may be wrong, but he's a man talking with no grounds for believability. He has no idea what the constitution or bill of rights is or what their about save what he's been told second hand. It's a shame, because the pretense of understanding or respecting those documents coupled with his total economic ignorance is just as destructiveThe man is blinded by party label. He may be right he may be wrong, but he's a man talking with no grounds for believability. He has no idea what the constitution or bill of rights is or what their about save what he's been told second hand. It's a shame, because the pretense of understanding or respecting those documents coupled with his total economic ignorance is just as destructive as the politicians he good heartedly seeks to deride. Critics love it because they're poor or hate their lives and love the idea of government handouts. Kudos to Slant Magazine for calling it. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. 80
    [On Election Special] the first world is in dire straits and it's all the fault of Republicans – architects of Guantánamo and unfeeling people who tie their dogs to the roofs of their cars then drive off (Mutt Romney's Blues).
  2. Aug 27, 2012
    70
    The album is full of great music, the sort of bluesy, R&B material master guitarist Cooder does so very well.
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    90
    In a recording career that stretches back more than four decades, Ry Cooder has never before made an album as immediate as Election Special.